That Sound with Brux
That Sound is a series where we explore and share forward-thinking musical ideas from some of Australia’s most compelling electronic artists, producers and musicians. For the fourth feature of the series, enigmatic singer & producer BRUX shares a tip on vocal processing and a downloadable sample of her vocal loop for you to use as the outcome.
Equally intimidating as alluring, BRUX uses her music to confront notions of fate, materialism and the pursuit of pleasure. Ever since the electro inspired debut single ‘I’m Back’ in 2018, this Australian musician has kept dance music fans curious with a growing discography of songs that give some classic high energy sounds a contemporary edge and a lively narrative.
Having recently put out a turbulent force of brooding rhythms in the recent three-track EP dubbed ‘Fruit’, we chanced upon a word with this bold, boundary-pushing artist.
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When did you start making this EP, Fruit, and what’s the idea behind the body of work?
I didn’t consciously set out to write an EP, the songs just came together as 3 separate jams and they made sense to bundle them together for a release at the 11th hour! These three tracks – Bitches Want Pictures, Hoarse & Fruit all tie in together as they explore the pursuit of pleasure and validation…something that we all seek as primal beings.
How would you define your sound?
Raw, bold and dark.
What is the story behind your song, Fruit?
Fruit is simply about pleasure. I’d been studying the psychology of eroticism & monogamy, following the author, therapist & speaker Esther Perel and I wanted to create a narrative around this. So, this is how Fruit came to be – it’s about the primal urge to connect ***ually with another being without necessarily seeking love – “you don’t have to love me”.